Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Four Scots make it through to last two rounds of Qualifying  School

Four Scots - Marc Warren (277), Craig Ross (278), Duncan Stewart (279) and Connor Syme (280) - are among the top 70 and ties who have qualified after 72 holes for the final two rounds of the European Tour Final Qualifying School at Lumine Golf Club, Tarragona in Spain.
Now they have to improve into the leading 25 in the final placings to gain promotion to the 2019 European Tour.
Warren birdied his final three holes
Among the Scots who failed to make it through after 72 holes was Banchory's Chris Robb, the former Scottish amateur champion who plays out of Meldrum House Hotel, Oldmeldrum and Danny Young from Perth, both on 290.
Robb had an error-strewn fourth round of 77 which included four 6s in halves of 39 and 38.
 LEADERBOARD
266 D Gavins (Eng) 62 69 66 69
267 C Sordet (Fra) 70 66 63 68
269 D Borda (Spn) 65 6272 70, A Karlsson (Swe) 67 64 71 67


Scottish qualifiers:
277 M Warren 68 67 73 69 (T39)
278 C Ross 67 71 71 69 (T47)
279 D Stewart 72 69 69 69 (T57)
280 C Syme 66 72 70 72

MISSED THE CUT (280 and better qualified)
286 J Ross 68 72 74 72
288 C Hill 75 68 69 76
290 D Young 71 76 73 70, C Robb 74 68 71 77
291 E Ferguson 71 72 71 77
Retired: S Henry 74 72 75 ret.
            
          Gavins still leads at Final Tour School
 
Daniel Gavins carded a two-under-par 69 to maintain his position at the top of the leaderboard as the 156-player field was reduced to 77 following the fourth round of European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage at Lumine Golf Club in Spain.
With 36 holes to go at the Tarragona venue, it’s England’s Gavins who leads the way after four days of exceptional scoring. He has carded rounds of 62-69-66-69 to sit one ahead of France’s Clément Sordet in pole position.
As the wind picked up at Tarragona, conditions proved to be far more difficult for the leading players, but there were still birdies to be had with the likes of South Africa’s Bryce Easton (64), France’s Romain Langasque (66) and the United States’ Kurt Kitayama (66), all posting low scores to make significant moves up the leaderboard.
Today all eyes were on the cut line, though, which fell at six under par. Three-time European Tour winner Marc Warren from Scotland birdied his final three holes to make the mark by three shots on nine under par, while Germany’s Philipp Mejow and Canada’s Aaron Cockerill signed for rounds of 65 and 66 respectively to narrowly make the grade.
Continuing his rise up the leaderboard was Northern Ireland’s Cormac Sharvin. Two days ago the 26 year old sat in 132nd place on one over par, but after a third round of 66 and a fourth round of 67 he safely made it through to the final two days after moving up 85 places in the standings.
England’s Laurie Canter and France’s Clément Berardo left it the latest, with Canter making a birdie on the 18th to make the cut on the number – Berardo went one better by making the cut on the number with a closing eagle.
The remaining 77 players now face two more rounds on the Lakes Course at Lumine Golf Club with the top 25 and ties earning European Tour cards at the end of the week.   
Player quotes:
Daniel Gavins
“It was a lot tougher out there today. The wind really picked up and the flags were tucked away so it was hard to attack.
“But I’m really happy with the way I stayed patient out there today, and I holed the putts when I needed to. Anything under par at this stage is exactly what you need.
“I’ve come through Q-School before and I know I can do it again. There’s still a long way to go so I just need to take it one shot at a time.”
Clément Sordet
“My game is feeling great. There’s two more days and anything can happen but I’m very confident with my game right now.
“There’s plenty of golf left, and I’m not going to worry about the future, just going to play it one shot at a time and hopefully try to win.
“Physically, I’m feeling great. I’ve been to the gym with my coach the whole year to get ready for things like this and we have a house with the French Federation and there we have physios and doctors, so they do everything so that we can be in good shape.”
Cormac Sharvin
“I felt a bit of pressure going out there after finishing 71st in the Challenge Tour Rankings, so that secured my status for next year.
“I’m happy after the start I made; I was one over after two rounds and I had ten under in my head for the next two rounds. With a little bit of wind over the last two days, to shoot nine under was pretty nice.
“I’m 47th at the minute so just over 20 spots away from a card. A good two days and who knows, anything can happen in this game as we all know. It will be nice to press on now, post two low scores and see where that takes me over the next two days.”
Scores after Round Four:
266 D Gavins (Eng) 62 69 66 69;
267 C Sordet (Fra) 70 66 63 68;
269 A Karlsson (Swe) 67 64 71 67; D Borda (Esp) 65 62 72 70;
270 K Kitayama (USA) 70 65 70 65; R Langasque (Fra) 70 65 70 65;
271 M Schmitt (Ger) 62 71 70 68; I Cantero Gutierrez (Esp) 65 68 70 68; K Reitan (am) (Nor) 63 70 71 67;
272 N Lemke (Swe) 68 64 71 69; Z Lombard (RSA) 64 68 70 70; N Cullen (Aus) 70 64 71 67;
273 B Ritthammer (Ger) 65 70 69 69; C Hanson (Eng) 64 70 70 69; C Braeunig (Ger) 67 65 67 74; B Henson (USA) 67 66 72 68; F Bergamaschi (Ita) 67 69 69 68; J Winther (Den) 65 70 68 70; G Migliozzi (Ita) 70 65 72 66; B Easton (RSA) 66 73 70 64;
274 A Wejshag (Swe) 69 67 69 69; A Knappe (Ger) 68 66 69 71; A Cañizares (Esp) 65 71 64 74; M Kawamura (Jpn) 67 68 70 69; B Evans (Eng) 68 67 71 68; M Fenasse (Fra) 66 67 72 69; M Siem (Ger) 68 70 64 72; S Gregory (Eng) 69 71 62 72;
275 L De Jager (RSA) 71 66 71 67; G Moynihan (Irl) 68 66 71 70; H Leon (Chi) 71 67 67 70; D Boote (Wal) 70 67 69 69; K Johannessen (Nor) 69 67 70 69;
276 J Lima (Por) 68 70 72 66; A Hansen (Den) 73 66 68 69; S Fernandez (Esp) 70 69 69 68; S Gros (Fra) 68 67 72 69; G Havret (Fra) 67 68 72 69;
277 P Maddy (Eng) 69 68 71 69; D Cooke (USA) 67 66 73 71; M Warren (Sco) 68 67 73 69; D Lawson (Aus) 65 70 71 71; J Geary (Nzl) 66 69 69 73; H Sturehed (Swe) 67 68 72 70; D Huizing (Ned) 70 70 68 69; M Kim (Kor) 66 72 70 69;
278 C Sharvin (Nir) 71 73 66 68; E Johansen (Nor) 70 74 63 71; M Schneider (Ger) 68 71 68 71; N McCarthy (Eng) 68 68 74 68; P Angles (Esp) 66 71 72 69; C Ross (Sco) 67 71 71 69; U Coussaud (Fra) 69 72 66 71; J Thomson (Eng) 71 69 69 69; P Langfors (Swe) 70 72 67 69; C Gloet (Den) 66 71 68 73;
279 J Dean (Eng) 71 68 67 73; D Stewart (Sco) 72 69 69 69; P Peterson (USA) 65 74 72 68; A Rozner (Fra) 68 70 72 69; E De La Riva (Esp) 69 71 67 72; R De Sousa (Sui) 68 70 68 73; M Simonsen (Den) 74 65 72 68; R Evans (Eng) 67 71 73 68; P Mejow (Ger) 73 70 70 66; H Joannes (Bel) 73 66 69 71; S Forsström (Swe) 69 73 67 70; E Cuartero Blanco (Esp) 69 70 70 70;
280 C Syme (Sco) 66 72 70 72; J Abbott (Eng) 68 64 76 72; G Bourdy (Fra) 70 73 66 71; C Berardo (Fra) 70 69 72 69; N Tinning (Den) 65 70 75 70; R Dawson (Irl) 72 70 68 70; L Canter (Eng) 69 72 72 67; A Cockerill (Can) 73 70 70 67; O Lengden (Swe) 72 72 67 69;
281 R Enoch (Wal) 66 70 73 72; G King (Eng) 68 72 71 70; D Whitnell (Eng) 68 70 71 72; M Calderon (Chi) 69 71 67 74; R Bland (Eng) 68 70 72 71; S Heisele (Ger) 70 70 71 70;
282 B Hafthorsson (Isl) 67 69 76 70; J Choi (Kor) 65 74 72 71; A Meronk (Pol) 69 72 71 70; A Olsen (Nor) 66 69 75 72; S Garcia Rodriguez (Esp) 66 74 70 72; P Edberg (Swe) 70 71 71 70; D Perrier (Fra) 71 69 73 69; E Holmes (Can) 70 68 74 70; J Ruth (Eng) 68 74 69 71; J Ritchie (RSA) 71 71 69 71; A John (am) (Ger) 68 68 75 71;
283 C Shinkwin (Eng) 69 68 76 70; J Heath (Eng) 70 71 72 70; S Dyson (Eng) 68 72 75 68; J Senior (Eng) 68 69 74 72; W Enefer (Eng) 70 69 71 73;
284 F Aguilar (Chi) 72 71 69 72; R Sciot-Siegrist (Fra) 69 68 76 71; O Wilson (Eng) 71 68 75 70; L Jensen (Den) 67 73 70 74; M Iten (Sui) 71 71 67 75; B Hutchinson (am) (Eng) 75 68 69 72;
285 J Zunic (Aus) 71 71 71 72; O Lindell (Fin) 69 69 77 70;
286 S Webster (Eng) 69 72 70 75; T Tree (Eng) 74 70 68 74; R McGowan (Eng) 68 71 73 74; O Bekker (RSA) 73 68 75 70; G Stal (Fra) 67 70 77 72; M Ford (Eng) 67 71 72 76; J Ross (Sco) 68 72 74 72; O Farr (Wal) 74 68 71 73; A Wilson (Eng) 69 69 75 73;
287 R Green (Aus) 74 71 68 74; T Hunt (Wal) 69 68 73 77; M Manassero (Ita) 70 68 76 73; A Connelly (Can) 71 71 71 74; C Lloyd (Eng) 69 71 76 71; J Catlin (USA) 69 75 73 70;
288 T Fisher Jnr (RSA) 76 70 67 75; C Hill (Sco) 75 68 69 76; R Finch (Eng) 73 71 72 72; J Parry (Eng) 69 70 76 73; C Blomstrand (Swe) 66 70 74 78; A Daydou (Fra) 68 71 75 74; R Jouven (Fra) 74 71 70 73; M Nixon (Eng) 71 70 77 70; T Cruz (Por) 70 74 73 71;
289 N Geyger (Chi) 75 72 71 71; M Laskey (Wal) 77 70 72 70; J Brun (Fra) 69 68 75 77;
290 D Young (Sco) 71 76 73 70; C Robb (Sco) 74 68 71 77; J McDonald (Sco) 72 69 73 76;
291 E Ferguson (Sco) 71 72 71 77; J Fernandez-Valdes (Arg) 77 69 75 70; A Willey (Eng) 67 75 71 78;
292 B Virto (Esp) 72 74 75 71; F Dreier (Den) 76 71 73 72; A Saddier (Fra) 66 75 75 76; J Strydom (RSA) 75 67 75 75; D Im (USA) 71 72 78 71;
294 C Pigem (Esp) 72 78 70 74;
296 S Tarrio Ben (Esp) 77 69 73 77;
298 J Stalter (Fra) 75 71 74 78;
306 J Carlota (Por) 73 76 75 82;
999 S Henry (Sco) 74 72 75 RT; R Cho (Kor) 76 72 77 WD; J Lando Casanova (Fra) 72 69 72 RT; S Kim (USA) 73 65 80 WD; R Saxton (Ned) 72 73 73 WD; B Eccles (Aus) 75 81 WD 0; T Murray (Eng) 66 DQ 0 0;

 
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